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  • Police investigating murder attempt

    The Lebanon Police are investigating an attempted murder that took place Christmas Day.

    According to the police report, Justin L. Edlen of Olympia Drive in Bardstown was shot at 43 Maple Street Apartments. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his upper abdomen and right arm. He was transported to the hospital by Marion County EMS.

    Edlen was transferred to University Hospital in Louisville where he was listed in stable condition Thursday of last week.

  • Budget will be legislators priority

    The state budget forecast is gloomy, no matter who you ask.

    The Consensus Forecasting Group is projecting a budget shortfall of $900 million during the next two years, and that's the optimistic view.

    Gov. Steve Beshear told legislative leaders last week that the CFG's forecast did not include some expenses, such as retirement contributions, increasing health insurance costs and prison population growth. As a result, the Governor's office is anticipating a shortfall closer to $1.5 billion.

  • Room to grow

    On New Year's Eve, several of the consumers at Marion County Industries stood in front of a television, trying their best to mimic the movements they were seeing on the screen. Richard Simmons' voice offered words of encouragement and support as they completed their exercise routine.

    With the new year comes new challenges for everyone involved with Marion County Industries, which has provided men and women with developmental disabilities a place to come together, work and earn a paycheck for three decades.

  • County accepting 'live' Christmas trees

    Citizens who need to dispose of "live" Christmas trees can take them to the county transfer station on Fairground Road.

    The transfer station is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of the month (Jan. 9).

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly wrote that trees have typically been found on road sides, at pull-offs, in creeks and around the county.

    "The litter disposal method is unacceptable and usually attracts or draws more garbage to these points of deposit," Mattingly wrote.

  • Governor announces expansion at Curtis Maruyasu

     

  • On to state

    It's been nearly five months since Michelle Manning was crowned the 2010 Marion County Junior Miss. Next week, she gets her chance to compete in the Kentucky Junior Miss Scholarship Program.

    The 2010 state competition is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 15, and Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

    Manning said she has been grateful for all the help and support she has received getting ready for the state competition.

    "I never knew the community was so involved with Junior Miss," she said.

  • State trooper saves life in Washington County

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Fred Cornett saved a life Wednesday, Dec. 30.

    Cornett had been dispatched to a residence in response to a complaint that someone was dumping trash on the caller's property on Tatum Springs Road.

    Cornett was following the caller to the property when they saw a person hanging from a tree. Cornett stopped and ran to the person. He grabbed the person around the waist and lifted him up, which relieved pressure from the chain around the person's neck. The caller then removed the chain from the man's neck.

  • School is delayed

    Marion County Public Schools are on a delayed schedule today, Jan 12.

    The delay is a result of road conditions in the aftermath of snow storms last last week.

  • Bluegrass festival this weekend in Lebanon

    The 2010 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is Jan. 8-9 at Marion County High School in Lebanon. J.D. Crowe and the New South are the headlining performers at this year's festival.

    Gary "Biscuit" Davis and the Hagar's Mountain Boys will return to perform again this year. John Cosby and the Bluegrass Drifters will play as well. New artists who will take the stage during the 2010 festival include Matt DeSpain and The Bluegrass All-Stars and comedian Rik Rogers.

  • Fiscal court meeting this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    However, the start of the meeting may be delayed. Gov. Steve Beshear is scheduled to be in Lebanon at 3:30 p.m. to make an economic development announcement. County officials may be at the announcement, and County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said that the announcement could affect the start of the fiscal court meeting.

    Here is the tentative agenda for today's meeting: